Stakeholder process within limestonequarrying and potential impacts onbiodiversity and ecosystem services. Case study of Bunge Ducker,Northern Gotland, Sweden
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Mining has always played an important role in human development. The growing demand for miningnowadays puts under threat biodiversity and ecosystem services, which leads to many conflicts based on choicebetween environment protection and social and economical development. Studying a case of a limestone quarryon Northern Gotland as one of the most representative cases of such conflict, gave an opportunity to investigateand analyze the cost of the decision-making in mining as well as interaction between stakeholders affecting andbeing affected by the decision from the perspective of the group opposing to mining. The research showedweakness of communication between the stakeholders; the weakness of the argument supporting social andeconomical development and giving it higher priority than the environment; and the best possible solution whichwould be turning the whole area of interest into a national park, even though such solution would not fulfilltheinterests of the mining company.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 42 p.
Examensarbete vid Institutionen för geovetenskaper, ISSN 1650-6553 ; 205
sustainable development, mining, ecosystem services, biodiversity, stakeholders
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-232090OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-232090DiVA: diva2:746456
Subject / course
Master Programme in Sustainable Development
2014-08-28, Geocentrum, Villavägen 16, Uppsala, 10:40 (English)
Herbert, RogerZdanowicz, Christian